Kurashiki in Okayama has a 70% share of the canvas market in Japan. High-density canvas is woven with rare antique Belgium shuttle looms. The canvas woven by craftsmen is proof of TAKEYARI quality. To spread the good quality of TAKEYARI’s canvas, the company started making familiar manufactured goods.
Our founders, Mr. and Mrs. Takeyari, opened the weaving factory in Kurashiki, Okayama, in 1888. Kurashiki is located by the Seto Inland Sea, and the land where it is not suitable for growing rice and vegetables due to salt in the water. However, it was perfect for growing cotton, so the large cotton industry has been developed since the 17th century. The wife Ume was an exceptional weaver, and the quality of their products gradually became well known.